New from Georgia

Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by Gerald Bridges, Jul 3, 2018.

  1. Gerald Bridges

    Gerald Bridges Member LRH Team Member

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    Been hanging around for a long time, just never registered and joined. I am from the hills of Northeast Georgia. I like the challenge of getting them up close with a bow as much as I do reaching out to touch them with a rifle. I am very blessed and lucky to have a close personal friend that builds rifles. Most for extreme range. He has one or two being used in the Kings of Two mile. I have and use the run of the mill .280AI, 30-06, 7mmMag, but am a fan of the '06 variants, particularly the 6.5-06 and 338-06.
    I do travel out west once a year and rarely the same place two years in a row. I have taken several nice ones out there and at home.
     
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  2. NEMTHunter

    NEMTHunter Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forum!
     
  3. Gerald Bridges

    Gerald Bridges Member LRH Team Member

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    Thank you very much.
     
  4. NEMTHunter

    NEMTHunter Well-Known Member

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    No problem! I to like the 30-06 line of cartridges. My next one will more then likely be a 6mm-06 improved variant with a 28" barrel. the 30-06 Maybe a little over bore for 6mm but should get the 110 and 115s to 3300 plus. Bad yote medicine! and good for deer out to 700 plus yards :D
     
  5. Dranger45

    Dranger45 Active Member

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    Welcome to the group! Sounds like your friend is a professional rifle builder.
     
  6. Gerald Bridges

    Gerald Bridges Member LRH Team Member

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    If I didn't already have the 6.5, the 6mm-06 would be on my list.
     
  7. Gerald Bridges

    Gerald Bridges Member LRH Team Member

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    I suppose you could call him that. He don't advertise and stays busy. Doyle Anglin, Dixie Guns.
     
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  8. Dranger45

    Dranger45 Active Member

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    He sounds like working for quality as well. Good info about him
     
  9. Gerald Bridges

    Gerald Bridges Member LRH Team Member

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    He is not a "that is good enough" kind of dude. If it aint right, it aint right. He also prefers to build his own stocks from laminated wood. Has a bunch of profiles for them. We got a new rifle in the works that just possibly might be the ugliest thing you will ever see but I think it is gonna be a tank. A 338-06on a Defiance action, Brux #5 contour barrel @ 24" in his base stock profile. Action and barrel to be Matte Black Ceracote and the stock to be coated with a Matte Black truck bed liner. He is kinda slimming the stock down to account for the thickness of the bed liner material.
     
  10. Dranger45

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    Well, he surely got a great passion and pride for his works. Sounds a nice guy.